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the striking guards are demanding they also it is do something about the dangerous conditions in french jails a representative of a prison guard union told r.t. france the author or it is don't want us to resolve the issues said love for to the government our representatives are to blame they don't want to discuss the problem or to find a solution to our poor working conditions but we demand an increase in the number of prison guards and also the creation of a special high security wing radicalized prisoners. some for more determined we are really determined to make ourselves heard and to ensure that our demands are met and we really want work conditions to be changed especially in terms of security as . a teenager has injured six people including a teacher after an accident at a school in eastern siberia.
he ran into the class and inflicted injuries sustained three school children and a teacher the next a child received a blow to the face another one was trying on the back and another girl something. else is in the scotland as it was sitting at home nothing like this could have been expected from the action and no medical anticipated just what happened. in the orchard street. well that was the latest in a string of school in attacks in russia this week jacqueline to go reports the past five days have seen a frightening trend creeping up in russia with three different attacks occurring at schools.
and all those cases the young perpetrators used basic weapons knives and axes as that was likely all that they had at their disposal and a disturbing online trend may also link these incidents our sources believe that violent online groups that center around tragedies like the columbine high school massacre may also be a common factor that just to remind you the columbine tragedy took place in the u.s. back in one thousand nine hundred ninety two students armed to the teeth killed twelve of their classmates and a teacher and that horrific massacre is apparently inspiring violence and children who weren't even born when it happened it's so popular that the followers of such groups even have a name for themselves columbine years now russia's version of facebook called v.k. has dozens of these pages open to all we did a simple quick search and found scores of them with post. but promote violent behavior things like describing the power someone feels when they have a gun in their hands one of the alleged perpetrators of monday's incident has been
confirmed to be a follower of such pages and today's and wednesday's instance are being looked into see if the same is true for them as of today russian officials have announced that they will begin shutting down pages with extremist content group what are we really number of groups like this is relatively small it's not a mass phenomenon we're not going to do it every single mention of every bad thing we're doing with calls to action not with information per se we don't think that if a person reads about someone slaughtering somebody will pick up a knife and commit a crime. but the question remains of closing pages will really be enough in the long run especially given that a number of students have already taken the next stop and used violence against their classmates. and hugh laurie in germany meant to come but hate speech online is again making headlines that's after the facebook account of a member of the right wing alternative for germany party was brought the move
followed her call for people to join a women's march against rape and killings perpetrated by migrants in the country i organize a women's march to the chancery almost every day we read about horrific rapes and murder of women the more women come the more pressure it will put america and politicians from the old parties together let us take to the streets to fight for our right to freedom and serve the temora nation or despite belonging to a party known for its strong anti migrant stance leyla builder regularly travels to syria and iraq to help people there the women's and children's rights activist is a migrant origin herself and was surprised at the official reason for her facebook . as going to facebook of a show on my travels with facebook started a few years ago facebook has a big issue with women and migrant backgrounds only you can notice that i don't have a nordic location or can see that i am originally from the south and here in germany i find a human rights which isn't always easy in islamic countries people like me are
silenced by facebook and since i have a certain popularity and quite a large following i was blocked for thirty days then my account was deleted but that wasn't the first time my accounts have now been purged four times and since i am a member of the air of d. which in germany files for women's rights i am a nuisance for facebook and the mainstream media well below was banned under the new law that forces social media to delete offensive content within twenty four hours of receiving a complaint otherwise companies would face huge fines earlier this month the deputy leader of the alternative for germany party also saw her facebook and twitter account suspended this was after she criticized the country's police for saying happy new year in arabic and bill that says people who express their anger asked migrant policies in germany are seeing their voices silenced online. the problem is your policy of the german government and especially of the older parties is intended to help young man from islamic or african countries get settled in europe
and to accept their religion and culture for this reason and german citizen who has lived here forever is being ignored and in the case of facebook or twitter it works like this they censor all critical statements even though they are consistent with the real situation of course it runs against the mainstream political line in germany for this reason the try to silence all critics of the german government's asylum policy. the us ambassador to the un nikki haley claims the trump administration's policy in afghanistan is working with peace closer than ever however the un recently reported almost half a million paper. were displaced in the country and twenty seventeen alone here are some of the latest pictures from afghanistan. the u.s. policy on afghanistan is working. hard
just over the border down we are all were victims of the bombing is on going are on a lot of houses have been destroyed several villages about six to seven thousand displaced families are living in this camp. but i think. we're closer to talks with the taliban in the peace process than we've seen before about them determine that i would as we were the taliban and i said we're fighting with them government forces launched a military operation against our houses were destroying our life stock. this is. what. we do not want afghanistan to be a safe haven for terrorism any more and so we continue to go down that path twenty one international terrorist groups operating in this country dozens of suicide bombers are being sent we are under siege we do everything we can to combat
terrorism. particularly has to pretend that u.s. policy is working because she's loyal follower of donald trump she can't say that donald trump's policy is not working his policy is very similar to obama's except to do is now sending another four thousand troops so soon there will be something like fourteen thousand u.s. troops instead of money so that's a sign that the old policy wasn't working but it's not at all clear that the new policy of sending more troops will work the trouble is that rare has five or ten years ago the. opponents were the taliban since then we've had other people coming into the picture there was the hakani network there was good bit in her job then the third group that's come up in the last five years is iris isis they've been conducting some very dramatic suicide bombings in kabul itself so that kabul itself
has become much less sorry for than it used to be. turkey's defense minister has announced his country has launched a military operation in syria's kurdish controlled african region starting with cross border shelling artie's paula slater has more on how events have unfolded we're hearing from the turkish defense minister that a de facto turkish military operation has begun across its border now this has been corroborated by the syrian kurds the white jeep who say that since those day night some seventy cells have been fired by the turkish military on to their villages now it's one of the only a statement by the turkish president and the one in which he said that the united states had admitted to establishing a terrorist army on the turkish syrian border any chord on the united states to deal with that terror at its infrastructure and these comments by the turkish president so infuriated kurds living in the afan region that earlier they took to
the streets also they were protesting against what we see happening slowly on the ground which is turkish tanks leading to little buddha this is what citizens of africa have to say. our freedom will be the ones graveyard today hundreds of thousands are protesting to tell him that the people of our friend will never leave their land. the international community should send a message to turkey telling them to stop have bought the white b.g. and stand so we can defend ourselves. well this comes after the statement that the coalition forces were working closely with the syrian democratic force. has to step in train a new syrian border security force but what we've seen happening is the american administration backpedaling now on plans to establish such a border force essentially after it created such a huge and furious backlash from america's close ally turkey the u.s.
secretary of state rex tillerson has said that the entire issue has been misspoke trade and misdescribed the u.s. state department has this to say is he saying that when the pentagon says we're going to try to come up with a force of thirty thousand people day to day that's long or is he just just getting a look at it why would he have i would have to refer you to the department of defense on that i think they were clear in the statement that they put out so let me just refer you to them on that. but i'm asking about closing comments yesterday we said there's no or the security forces that's not what it is like i don't have to refer you to the turkish government about what they became so concerned about and the fact that somebody misspoke and i'm not going to name any names and neither is the secretary but somebody clearly just misstated their policy it's as simple as that the situation is extremely tense on the ground and it has the possibility of igniting into something much bigger so i think what it does so us is that words have the potential to ignite a potential war. and for when u.s. diplomat says took his reaction was unavoidable given the contradictory american
policy on syria partially that is a very very difficult position and it really is part of being contradicted they're caught in the corporate world policy is that we are supposedly in syria illegally as it happens but nonetheless in syria solely for the purpose of defeating guy it well that's been done why are we staying well you know i have a new mission so we settle on the kurds as the only force we think we can count on that was inevitable it would provoke a reaction from turkey. there is no way out of this quandary of that i can see and now they're backpedaling and dancing around trying to salvage something. finally. returning to france and drug related crimes are becoming so bad in parts of the paris metro train drivers are reportedly refusing to stop at certain stations r.t. shiela do whence he went underground to see what those fears are based on. the most parisians the metro is
a staple of life with its winding tunnels and lines that stretch across the city it's often the easiest way to get from a to b. . but down in the underground the gritty underbelly of the capital is being exposed drug related crime and violence has been a longstanding issue on paris's metro but now the unions representing the train drivers say it's a spiral out of control dealers and muses including those taking crack cocaine a new thing they've doing. lighting up metro drivers is so fearful of attacks it's some stations many are choosing to no longer stop there a survivor more fos if i'm not proclaim it's very dangerous and it's terrifying if it can range from a simple punch to people using nails knives. stations like marks dorm and market
a year are especially troubled druggies has come here for their daily fix and gangs have taken over for problem of a more. the problem is very dangerous for both the metro workers and for the commuters it's even more dangerous they are targets of fast i've seen more than one hundred attacks take place within minutes of arriving at mark's door metro station we witnessed what looks like a drug deal the man with his back to the camera has just arrived with the bag in hand he walked to the platform stopping and exchanging some packages with people and then he left with his bag empty this seems to be the new normal. there are lots of drug users and i think that with everything that's happening in the magical they should be doing something most of the time the drug users are aggressive and everyone is afraid for their security. children. twenty
twenty five. lived there we've we've heard of course. i have been attacked just one time because the we had in the middle of the night is smart for. playing with that problem as a precipice the problem is the security robberies can happen sometimes it's maybe aggression physical aggression sometimes too why ceasar man attack another young man. as we traveled through some of the most dangerous stations we saw metro security and police trying to crack down on the problem they succeeded in moving the spunk but in reality all they've done is move the problem to another stop on to another day charlotte deep in ski. paris. i'll be back with the headlines in just over half
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not say calls for a european reform grow in response to rising skepticism as to block able to stay united and take care of itself i ask finland's former prime minister ask. the european dream of a continent a liberal order is faltering. inequality comes instead of common prosperity political bickering and resistance says your grass is all in common decisions and the common foreign policy is failing to find solutions to global problems what happened to the european vision will the union prove to be resilient and adjust to the challenges it will crumble bearing dreams of a united europe with. mr howard thank you very much for being with us today so much to discuss regarding europe and what's going on in the european union right now so
you were actually instrumental in bringing your country to the european union as you are a very pro e.u. figure. lately we have high profile voices for instance germany sigman gabrial. care they're actually calling to set up a euro zone finance ministry just streamline all the foreign policy decisions to have pan-european elections in your opinion as united states of europe what you were aiming for when you were bringing your country to the european union no i i don't think that that is the right call in these circumstances and i think we need a stronger european union but it's very important that the union will and i was very carefully what are those areas where integration these are really needed and economic growth potential creation of common market seeing real single market it's
not yet fully completed environmental protection. and security matters you know broad sense i think that in these areas the european union can play a major role and it's needed smaller countries especially in europe they need to scale and the european union can provide that scale the reason why finland decided to join also single gabrial said that in order for europe to become. politically stronger it needs to be even if the political stronger in order to become more sever and in that case to come i mean sovereign from russia's opinion from china is a painting from united states a pain in do you feel like brussels should have more power than the national capitals in the european states because becoming stronger politically kind of means that as well i think it's a very critical question they were in the world what is the foundation of
strength is it political in political integration is stability. or or what kind of. capacities you need in order to be influential and politically powerful i strongly believe that at the end of the day everything depends on your scientific and technological capacity. those nations those need regions in the world. that are able to create the best potential for scientific and technological development and innovation are going to be the universe today and especially in the in the future and that is what i hope that the european union is able to do we have a lot of potential in europe and europe should use that potential you know much more efficient way and then political integration is secondary he it's needed but it is secondary to this let's say foundation to the scientific and technological
potential i think that's a great vision of how europe should develop but the politicians who are in charge in europe right now do you believe that the political integration is number one and i mean it seems that when everything else comes second or third so what would you say to those politicians who actually believe that tighter european integration more brussels control is needed in order for europe to be stronger on a world map i think it's very important to understand that yes we needs the political control and coordination in specific areas not everywhere it's very important to understand that that the european integration doesn't compensate the national decision making not eating in certain areas we need even local decision making and so so this very important to be to be understood and i think we have we have had time to time that kind of feeling in europe that constitutional development is the most critical one and there are that kind of federalist approach
that is still alive but i think that more and more people in europe understand that actually going to be growth potential is the most important we are worried about these populist movements and they are doing a lot of concern they create a lot of concern talk to me about this populist. i mean should they be taken seriously is it something that really can shape the future outcome of how politics works in iraq or is it a thing of that will pass it's a good question and i think these populist movements are an indication there are indications that that economy is not doing very well or it has not been doing going to also i feel like those movements scored their votes on the anti brussels bureaucracy yeah but it's always so that when looking back at populism in the world that we have this is not the first time in history we have facing populist
movements we have seen. previously even more dangerous and more complicated process is done what we are experiencing now and all is they have been linked to social and economic development when when times are tough people are disappointed in you you immediately start to ask for simple solutions you you are easily taking seriously the movements that do not have your realistic political platforms and that is syria will use going for them as a realistic political forces i think we have we have the bracks it it's you know it's you know it's a good indication erin lappin was the second runner up french presidential election and what else i mean i'm not even citing other countries where parties are becoming third or second in the parliament that's quite something to actually take into consideration but i think you bracks it is
a good example it's worse based on the reasons why. majority of british people wanted to to to say yes for brakes it if it was it was because of because of circumstances very much because of circumstances and if you look at the consequences that. political. movement posts in favor of bricks it what is there all of that now it's it's not that relevant and there are more and more discussion about what is going to happen at the end of the day in similar way i think that in france. this nationalist movement. it has difficulties so i don't believe that these populist movements are we have to take them seriously they are relevant forces absolutely but i don't believe that they are able to create any kind of alternative for europe. so i feel like
all that we just talked about the turn it forces to black said it has created sort of a tough consultation between the pro either fakers forest as martin schultz says of european constitutional treaty should be proposed to member states and those who refuse to sign should just leave your opinion i mean do you feel like this sort of a stick before the carrot approach will help consolidate european union i don't believe in that and i think mr should should ask why his party was not that popular in germany i think that that is my personal opinion that europe should analyze very carefully why we had these difficulties we faced and actually why europe as well is coming out of that crisis now if you look at the last three four years the us open economies have been growing faster than the united states since two thousand and fourteen the e.u.
it can be growth rate has been higher than in the us and it's not poor coincidence it's because of the fact that we have made certain reforms and we have to continue with these reforms not to return back to constitutional debate which we have early two thousand we did not lead to anything but also have hurt for the last three four years a lot of talk about how he use needs to. be reformed how ill and it's current state isn't working anymore it has become obsolete in its to change do you feel like any real change will take place or this will never go beyond declarations i think you will be a new news it told us has not been as good as the most excited people are saying but it has never been as bad as those who are negative saying the european market works many of the european economies are doing quite well now. we have achieved a lot in europe but the fact is the world is changing and you have to be able to to
to preserve your competitiveness and and europe has to work for that and as i said earlier i don't believe that better constitution is the right call the fact is that we have to concentrate in these foundations of wealth and prosperity and economic growth and the creation of jobs. which can lead to two positive results so that is that a fair assessment if i say that overall european politicians are content with nips and tax and they just go with the flow. i think it. is typical that only legacies play a big role in politics and it's not only in the european union that sense we are as well in the united states in russia in japan in china in many countries and i have to say that i'm coming from a small country i think sometimes those who have imperial history or history of
the great successes in the history they don't fully understand that will destroy changing very fast and and we have to be able to to change the model of operation or our concept in a way that it is in line with the with the con. next if you look at the ecological development for example now the context we are living in with the next five to ten years it's just medically going to be changed and if your looks wake up you don't understand what's going on and you are doing the wrong conclusions. you kind of so by you know there are a politician to actually believe that to come logical properties doesn't change the core human nature and that's why that should be fun and in first place i'm sorry to bring the quote again from sigmund gabrielle but it was hilarious he actually said that european voice isn't her.